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Broccoli Cashew Salad Recipe

Broccoli Cashew Salad

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"This was on the table at a potluck cast party/Christmas party, and I hunted down the chef and begged her for the recipe. I'm not usually a nuts-in-nondesserts kind of person, but this stuff is amazing! Trust me, try it..."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Cool bacon and crumble into pieces.
  2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and sugar in a mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Add the broccoli, raisins, cashews, onion, and crumbled bacon. Stir until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 29, 2008

I've been buying a salad like this at the supermarket, and was hoping to find the recipe. It's wonderful!I added some sliced water chestnuts for a little extra crunch, and it turned out great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2009

I wanted so bad to try this recipe, and I would hate it if I gave it a bad rating. However, I would not be sincere if I said I liked it. The main problem is that it was overly sweet - the suggested amount of sugar is too much, in my opinion. I like well balanced sweet/savory dishes, but this tasted like a dessert! Also, the sugar/mayo mixture was too thick, and the raisins added even more to the sweetness of the dish. All in all, it is an interesting idea, but the final result was a disappointment. I really wish I could rate it better.


35 Ratings

Nov 25, 2008

Wonderful flavor and combination of ingredients It was very popular with my guests. I have one suggestion, however. Next time I will ADD THE CASHEWS AT THE LAST MINUTE and mix to coat with dressing, instead of mixing with other ingredients initially. My cashews were not crisp after sitting in the dressing for several hours ahead of time.

Oct 13, 2009

This was good and easy. I did reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup, and I am glad I did as it was plenty sweet enough with the reduced amount and the raisins. I also added the cashews right before serving as others suggested. I will make this again.

Nov 27, 2009

I used 1/4 c sugar and added the cashews last. I also subbed craisins for raisins. I like that there wasn't a lot of dressing. Plenty sweet. Nice flavor.

Jul 06, 2009

I just made this for 4th of July BBQ... wow was it good! I left out the onion and added a large can of drained pineapple chunks - it was killer!!! everybody loved it. Thanks for the recipe

Jun 10, 2013

I've made this numerous times now for parties and dinners. Everyone loves it! I use almonds instead of cashews and leave out the raisins. If I have them on hand, I've also thrown in walnuts along with almonds. If you're short on time this recipe will also work with pre-packaged bacon bits.

Nov 18, 2008

this is great! my kids love it and this is great for the holidays and easy to make.


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  • Calories
  • 512 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 38 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 735 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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